Is it safe to lose a lot of weight quickly?

Low Section Of Woman Standing On Weighing Scale“Lose 10 pounds in 10 days!” While fad diets over-promise and underdeliver weight loss and health benefits, losing a lot of weight quickly can strain your system and put your health at risk. But there are situations where fast, managed weight loss is important.

In these cases, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of the goal and the reasons for rapid weight loss. What’s essential here is a clear, medically derived plan for weight loss.

Start with evaluation

The managed plan starts with a complete evaluation of your body composition. The first step is up to you: bringing in a food diary that documents everything you eat for at least a week. Your doctor will review it to provide you with guidance toward an eating plan that works for you and your weight loss goals.

We then go to the InBody 520 evaluation from BIOSPACE. This gives us a complete understanding of your body composition. We’ll repeat this every two weeks over a 90-day period to monitor your progress.

Lab tests will inform the evaluation.

The evaluation takes into account factors that could contribute to your body’s resistance to weight loss:

  • depressed metabolism
  • hypothyroidism, or reduced activity of the thyroid gland
  • insulin resistance
  • high cortisol levels
  • food allergies and sensitivities
  • toxic burden
  • chronic sleep deprivation
  • neurotransmitter imbalances
  • hormone imbalances.

Treatment plan

With a complete picture of your current health and a clear goal, we can work out a 12-week weight loss plan together. This includes:

  • eating or diet plan, including sample meal plans and nutritional supplements
  • exercise and activity plan
  • educational materials.

All of these are organized into a binder so you can easily find the information you need, when you need it.

Ongoing monitoring

Achieving an ambitious weight-loss goal takes more than planning. As our name suggests, at Proactive Wellness Centers we focus on action. We give you the guidance, knowledge and the tools you’ll need to achieve your healthy weight, and we follow up with regular email and phone support with your assigned physician.

You’ll also be coming into the clinic every two weeks — six times over the three month period. This way, your physician will be able to track your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your diet plan, nutritional supplements, hormonal balance and other prescriptions.

We’ll work together to help you get to your optimal health. Call or email us today to set up a meeting to find you how you can take charge of your health now.

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